Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Bens Beef Bowl Recipe

This is comfort food at its finest. Ground beef and mixed veggies are topped with a heaping helping of mashed potatoes and melted cheddar cheese.


·         1 pound ground beef
·         1 16 ounce package frozen mixed vegetables
·         1 8 ounce package shredded cheddar cheese (2 cups)
·         ¼ cup snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
·         Salt and ground black pepper
·         2 cups instant mashed potato flakes
·         2 tablespoons butter, melted


1.       Preheat broiler. In extra-large skillet brown beef over medium-high heat; drain off fat. Stir in frozen vegetables. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Stir in half the cheese, half the parsley, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper.

2.       Meanwhile, in large bowl combine 2 cups boiling water, potato flakes, and 1 tablespoon of the butter. Stir until smooth. Season with salt and pepper; set aside.

3.       Divide beef mixture among four 16-ounce broiler-safe dishes. Top with potatoes; sprinkle remaining cheese. Broil 3 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Drizzle with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining parsley. Makes 4 servings.

Happy Cooking

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